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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 47–50.
Published: 01 November 2015
...John Keene © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 On Race and Innovation Dossier / Keene 47 John Keene Nonobjective Poems after Malevich NATION FAMILY RESISTANCE boundary 2 42:4 (2015) DOI...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 24–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
... phrase “Islamic Mandela,” the label was conferred on Rachid Ghan- nouchi, by an American “expert” and Harvard academic keen on pushing two agendas that could not be furthest from Mandela’s ideals. The first was developed in Iraq and driven by dreams of reconquest and repartition of the Middle East...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 117–123.
Published: 01 August 2001
... magically ap- proaches. Keen to the body’s fund of performative energies, Kicknosway’s lyric language mounts and mounts, lifting the cat object into some language realm of deification worthy of the great religious poet Kit Smart, singularly honoring his rapt cat-god, Geoffrey, like some tiny acid-head...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 223–227.
Published: 01 November 2015
... National Poetry Series selection. Raised in Altadena, California, he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts, where he received his MFA in writing (2004). John Keene is the author of several books, including the collection Counternarra- tives (forthcoming...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2008
... is very good at working the relationship, the other because he has a keen sense of what are not only Chinese but global cultural and political problems. But the appropriation of Wang Hui in the liberal media is no less appalling than rendering Wang Ning into the promise of critical theory...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2007) 34 (3): 23–31.
Published: 01 August 2007
... through illustrative practices. Ogilvie is keen to show many ways in which the art of seeing was essential to the perception of botanic differentiae, and what he calls “the primacy of the visual” is surely the proper central focus of this entire account (175). Hence we learn that Gessner...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2007) 34 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 February 2007
... turn to the revival of personal and collective infancies and their fanta- sies of submission to a more-than-human power greater than us all. Writing in 1921, even before Hitler and the aborted Munich Putsch, Freud proves himself in this regard a keen-eyed prophet. Within this theoretical...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 79–89.
Published: 01 August 2010
... keen grasp of the rhetorical and symbolic “quality” of all language. De Man’s call for a return to philology stemmed from both his vested interest in the pri- macy of language and his attempt to break the “resistance to theory,” which still prevailed during the 1980s in many comparative...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
... purely economic process, “confined to the exchange of equivalents,” a transaction between capitalist and laborer. Here, at least formally, peace, prosperity, and equality may prevail in the metropolitan centers of capital- ist states. It is a different story in colonized nations. It takes a keen...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... others as members of the one collective.12 Thus, unlike Liang Qichao, who a century earlier had advocated Western rights as the remedy for what he disparaged as abject and slavish Confucian benevolence, Xia Yong is keen to redeem benevolence, con- versely, as a healing...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 31–57.
Published: 01 February 2018
... associates were so keen to shower praise on Dublin’s record as they faced political turbulence elsewhere in the eurozone. As long as the Irish citizenry remained pas- sive, everything else was a detail. The other metrics of economic success require careful unpacking. The interest rate on Irish...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2006) 33 (3): 201–226.
Published: 01 August 2006
... his use of this phrase just an accident, a relatively superficial assimilation of a form of speech he happened to encounter in his environment, or something more significant? Celan was a keen, if autodidactic, student of philosophy. After his death his library was donated to the Deutsches...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2003) 30 (3): 141–155.
Published: 01 August 2003
... keen self-reflectiveness. After de- scribing his pleasure in playing with the Tupinamba children in Brazil, Léry comments in a fashion that I should hope would resonate powerfully with every ethnographic field worker: ‘‘During...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
... for being an unfeeling poet. But, of course, Williams was just following in an avant-garde tradition that has been quite keen on foreclos- ing sentiment. Note, for example, the work of Alexander Rodchenko, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Nicolas de Stael, Yves Klein, Sol LeWitt...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... scandal, just as George W. Bush’s confession that God spoke directly in his ear did not trig- ger any alarm in the population that the president was routinely suffering from paranoid episodes. In earlier and more sophisticated times, as real philosophers keen to address the miracle in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 111–134.
Published: 01 February 2018
... that is distinctly elitist in temper” (Cleary 2009: 57). Not surprisingly, this aspect of Ó Faoláin’s writings has received scant attention from those who are keen to establish him as a poster boy for a postnation- alist liberal Ireland. His cultural snobbery and cosmopolitan elitism are also...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 149–182.
Published: 01 February 2009
... literary/cultural theoretician’s primary stand—“close reading”— deployed against a spate of positions along the American political spec- trum and in particular reference to black writing, thinking, and historicizing. In that regard, Shelby’s keen attention to the ways and means of words, and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Augustine’s influence from this environment. 29. On the Style of Gregory the Theologian, 47 (§4:11–23), ed. Levy; Papaioannou, Michael Psellos, 70. 90 boundary 2 / May 2016 I have a very keen eye for icons. But one astonished me with its indescribable beauty, and like a bolt of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 67–84.
Published: 01 February 2008
... questioner within the question and acknowledging noth- ingness within the “somethingness” of our putative existence, to live the vulnerability as the very precondition of our human recognition. What Butler is keen on establishing is “the constitutive power of our discourse,” and this is where Michel...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... American, ways of life were gaining ground. In their defense of Chinese culture, they also advocated the integration of the more posi- tive aspects of Western culture, such as democracy and science, and they were keen to point out that traditional Chinese culture is compatible with lib- eral...